Pakistan Women's Exhibition: Half-centuries by Wyatt, Bismah and Winfield-Hill; four-fer by Anam
A 137-run second wicket partnership from 79 balls between Danni Wyatt and Bismah Maroof, and a four-fer by Anam Amin was the cornerstone of Amazons’ 41 runs victory over the Super Women in the second Women’s League exhibition match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Amazons Women 204/3 (20 ov)
Super Women 163/9 (20 ov)
Amazons Women won by 41 runs.
Wyatt scored an eye-catching 97 off 45 balls with 17 fours and three sixes, while Bismah struck 11 fours in a 51-ball 73 not out to help Amazons collect 204 for three after electing to bat first.
Lauren Winfield-Hill fought a lone battle when she struck 11 fours and three sixes in an impressive 42-ball 80 as the Super Women finished at 163 for nine with left-arm spinner Anam registering figures of 4-0-17-4.
Friday’s result meant the three-match series was now tied at one-all, with the decider to be played on Saturday, which is also being celebrated to promote women’s empowerment through education in collaboration with CIRCLE Women.
In a match that produced 10 sixes and 49 fours, Amazons were quickly in a bother when Eyman Fatima (2) was back in the hut on the fourth ball. However, Wyatt and Bismah not only repaired the damage but played attractive shots all around the park.
Wyatt dominated the partnership by stroking eloquent boundaries before Bismah took control of the proceedings following the Englishwoman’s departure by cresting some quality shots. Bismah put on 65 runs in 37 balls with Tammy Beaumont (13 off 13) Tess Flintoff (14 off 7) following the departure of Wyatt to steer her side to a position of strength.
In turn, Winfield-Hill led Super Women’s fightback with a gutsy and aggressive 42-ball 80. She added 54 runs for the second wicket with Chamari Athapaththu (17) and 64 runs for the third wicket with Iram Javed (28) but the task against an accurate and disciplined Amazons’ bowling attack was always a tough task.
Anam Amin’s tied Super Women in the knots and finished with four for 17. Her scalps included Muneeba Ali (11), Iram Javed (28), Tuba Hassan (1) and Sadiq Iqbal (0).
Wyatt had reached her 50 from 23 balls with nine fours and two sixes, Bismah achieved her 50 from 43 balls with six fours and Winfield-Hill reached her half century from 23 with eight fours and two sixes.
Amazons Women Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Eyman Fatima - 0.4 ov), 2-139 (Danielle Wyatt - 13.5 ov), 3-173 (Tammy Beaumont - 17.6 ov)
Super Women Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Muneeba Ali - 3.2 ov), 2-75 (Chamari Atapattu - 7.6 ov), 3-139 (Iram Javed - 15.5 ov), 4-141 (Lauren Winfield - 16.3 ov), 5-154 (Sune Luus - 17.3 ov), 6-154 (Nida Dar - 18.1 ov), 7-160 (Umme Hani - 18.5 ov), 8-161 (Tuba Hassan - 19.1 ov), 9-161 (Sadia Iqbal - 19.2 ov)
Amazons Women: Sana Fatima(WK), Bismah Maroof(C), Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Maia Bouchier, Eyman Fatima, Aliya Riaz, Tess Flintoff, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin, Ghulam Fatima
Super Women: Muneeba Ali(WK), Lauren Winfield, Iram Javed, Chamari Atapattu, Nida Dar(C), Sune Luus, Lea Tahuhu, Sadia Iqbal, Tuba Hassan, Syeda Masooma Zehra Fatima, Umme Hani
Date: 2023-03-10 09:00:00
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Toss: Amazons Women elected to bat
Officials: Umpires: Humaira Farah (Pakistan), Shozab Raza (Pakistan), Tariq Rasheed (Pakistan TV)
Match Referee: Mohammed Anees (Pakistan)
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